When I was kid, I thrived on the Marx Brothers and Woody Allen, Tom Lehrer and Nichols and May.
From the Marx Brothers to Oliver Stone, here are eight classic films about football.
My guess is that the surreal, kind of unorthodox nature of what the Marx Brothers did sang to me as a young man.
A family of American film comedians who flourished in the 1930s; Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera are two of their films. The brothers included the wisecracking, cigar-smoking Groucho; the harp-playing, woman-chasing Harpo, who never spoke but beeped a bicycle horn instead; and the piano-playing, Italian-accented Chico. A fourth brother, Zeppo, appeared in a few films, but a fifth brother, Gummo, did not appear in any.
Note: Groucho Marx later had a successful career on television and as a nightclub entertainer.